Shelly Baskin

WKMS Volunteer

Shelly Baskin works in MSU's Office of Regional Outreach and is a graduate student  in Occupational Safety and Health. A roustabout from Memphis, Tennessee, Shelly first found his way into WKMS through the newsroom back in 2011 through luck, charm and force of will. Though he left news for another position, he still enjoys working on independent radio projects and volunteering for the station. He’s an avid disc golfer and occasional real golfer and is terrible at both. A lover of all things musical, Shelly is always ready to hear something new and unique. 

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Government
5:06 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

McConville Quiet on Effects of Cuts on 101st

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If the Army’s 101st Airborne Division Commander knows what impact the upcoming “fiscal cliff” will have on the unit, he’s not saying. Major General James McConville leads the 24,000 soldiers in the 101st based at Fort Campbell.

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Politics
4:11 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Leeper Not Suprised He was Passed Over for Senate President Nomination

Independent state Senator Bob Leeper of Paducah says he knew his failed bid for the senate presidency was a long shot, but he wanted to give senate members a choice.  He says his lack of party affiliation likely factored into his failed nomination.

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Education
4:04 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Miranda Warnings Could be Required for Students

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The Kentucky Supreme Court is expected to hand down a ruling soon on whether public school administrators should give the Miranda warning to students when they question them with a resource officer present.

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Education
2:34 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Construction Begins on Murray State Paducah Campus

Foundation work is underway on the new Murray State Paducah Campus located off I-24 at Exit 7. A&K Construction won an $8 million contract to start work on the project. The new building replaces the current MSU Paducah campus in the Crisp Center.  Paducah, McCracken County, and Murray State University will all jointly pay for the project. Officials expect to offer classes at the new the campus by January 2014.

Environment
10:11 am
Wed November 21, 2012

2012 Could Be Hottest Year on Record for Region

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This year could go on record as the hottest year ever, both nationally and regionally. The National Weather Service says the year to date average temperature for the Paducah region is 63.6 degrees, 1.2 degrees higher than the second warmest year in 1954.

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Morning Cram
8:53 am
Fri November 16, 2012

The Morning Cram [duck duck goose edition]

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From NPR: As members of the House and Senate head to Capitol Hill for the final weeks of this Congress, perhaps they will bring the "Spirit of 2010" with them. Despite partisan bickering, the lame-duck session two years ago got big things done. Then again, those lawmakers weren't being asked to avert a fiscal cliff.

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Business
8:00 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Tax Amnesty Deadline Approaching

The deadline is nearing for delinquent Kentucky taxpayers to take advantage of an amnesty period. Kentucky officials say this is the first amnesty period in 10 years and allows people to pay taxes that are due without paying fees or penalties and having the interest reduced by half.

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Business
7:58 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Western Kentucky Counties Moving Toward Work Ready Status

Credit Kentucky Workforce Investment Board

Several western Kentucky counties are moving toward Work Ready Community status. McCracken and Christian counties have joined Union County in receiving the Work Ready Community in Progress designation from the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board.

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Sports
7:40 am
Fri November 16, 2012

MSU Men's Baskteball Team Moves on in Charleston Classic

Credit Murray State University

The Murray State men’s basketball team defeated Auburn University 79 to 59 last night in the first round of the Charleston Classic tournament in South Carolina. If the Racers take down the St. John’s University Red Storm in today’s second round, they’ll move on to the championship game on Sunday. The game today airs at 4:30 pm on ESPN3. The Championship game will be on ESPN2, 7:30 pm Sunday.

Morning Cram
8:32 am
Thu November 15, 2012

The Morning Cram [the first time edition]

Credit CIA Factbook

From NPR: When President Obama sets off to Asia this weekend to highlight his so-called pivot to the region, he will make a bit of history: Obama will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit Myanmar. The country, also known as Burma, was a pariah state for decades, ruled by a ruthless military dictatorship. That is changing, and the Obama administration has encouraged a dramatic reform process in the country. But it may be too early for a victory lap.

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